Diogenes

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  • an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)

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  • an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)

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  • Diogenes: Diogenes (/daɪˈɒdʒəˌniːz/; Greek: Διογένης, Diogénēs, "born of Zeus") is a Greek name shared by several important historical figures; the best known of
  • Diogenes Laërtius: Diogenes Laertius (/daɪˈɒdʒɨniːz leɪˈɜrʃiəs/; Greek: Διογένης Λαέρτιος, Diogenēs Laertios; fl. c. 3rd century CE) was a biographer of the Greek philosophers
  • Diogenes of Sinope: Diogenes of Sinope (/daɪˈɒdʒəˌniːz/; Greek: Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς, Diogenēs ho Sinōpeus) was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy
  • Diogenes of Babylon: Seleucia, see Diogenes of Seleucia. Diogenes of Babylon (also known as Diogenes of Seleucia; Greek: Διογένης Βαβυλώνιος; Latin: Diogenes Babylonius;
  • Romanos IV Diogenes: Romanos IV Diogenes (Greek: Ρωμανός Δʹ Διογένης, Rōmanós IV Diogénēs), also known as Romanus IV, was a member of the Byzantine military aristocracy who
  • Diogenes of Byzantium: Diogenes (Greek: Διογένης; died c. 129) was the bishop of Byzantium for approximately fifteen years (114–129 AD). He succeeded Bishop Sedecion. He was
  • Pristimantis diogenes: Pristimantis diogenes is a species of frog in the Craugastoridae family. It is endemic to Colombia. Its natural habitats are tropical moist montane forests
  • Constantine Diogenes (died 1094): Constantine Diogenese (died 1094) was a pretender to the Byzantine throne. He rebelled in 1094, with the support of the Cumans. This was the Byzantine

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* When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light. - John W. Gardner

* 'Bury me on my face,' said Diogenes and when he was asked why, he replied, 'Because in a little while everything will be turned upside down.' - Laertius Diogenes


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